Faculty of Arts


Special Topic: Identities in the Networked Age

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for FTVMS 223.


The media-influenced construction of identities, with specific focus on issues surrounding the online (digital) realm, social networking sites, and online privacy.

Availability 2012

Summer School


Coordinator(s)  Jonathan Albright


  • Turkle, Sherry. (2007) Evocative objects: Things we think with. The MIT Press.
  • Turkle, Sherry. (1995) Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet. New York: Simon and Shuster.
  • Deuze, M. (2006) Participation, remediation, bricolage: Considering principal components of a digital culture. The Information Society, 22(2), 63-75.
  • Boyd, d. & Ellison, N. B. (2007) Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1), article 11.
  • Baym, Nancy K. (2011) I think of Them as Friends: Interpersonal Relationships in the Online Community. Gender, Race and Class in Media.


Coursework: Essay (1000 words) 20%
Media Analysis Presentation 20%
Tutorial participation 10%
Exam : 2hrs 50%


FTVMS 223: 15.0 points


90 points passed

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